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Comment#  ·   Fair (53 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Wonder, rather than doubt, is the root of knowledge.

Abraham Heschel, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (519 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

Ignorance does not necesarilly mean one has a lack of wisdom, for a most ignorant person can be one with much wisdom. It's "live and learn" that creates wisdom.

Austin Holmes, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (330 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (283 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Sloppy thinking gets worse over time.

Jenny Holzer, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (129 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Growing old is not growing up.

Doug Horton, in Life and Death and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (154 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Strong words are required for weak principles.

Doug Horton, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (374 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

You can lead a boy to college, but you cannot make him think.

Elbert Hubbard, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (71 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

He who opens a school door, closes a prison.

Victor Hugo, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (33 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Truth springs from argument amongst friends.

David Hume, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (48 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is that little voice at the end of the day that says: "I'll try again tomorrow."

Anne Hunninghake, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (61 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Experience is not what happens to you. It's what you do with what happens to you.

Aldous Huxley, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (100 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Drawing on my fine command of language, I said nothing.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (113 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Experience is often what you get when you were expecting something else.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (126 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.

Unknown, (Chinese proverb), in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (142 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997 by Mark Dawson

However hot the water is, the fire still goes out.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (148 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I used to think I was indecisive, but now I'm not so sure.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (963 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by John Cannizzaro

If all the world is a stage, where is the audience sitting?

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (357 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.

Frank Capra, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (263 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life.

Sandra Carey, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (91 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A man lives by believing in something, not by debating and arguing about many things.

Thomas Carlyle, in Wisdom and Ignorance

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